About Metro Atlanta

Atlanta is a city with a prolific past and a sharp eye on the future. In the 1960s, Atlanta was a major organizing center of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and students from the city's historically black colleges and universities playing major roles in the movement's leadership.

Today, Atlanta is at another critical juncture and its kids are at the center of it. More than 400,000 students are growing up in poverty across the region. Just one out of every five low-income students in the metro area will attend a high-quality pre-k program, compared with four out of five in the more affluent areas nearby. Students from low-income communities are twice as likely to attend a school that has not met adequate yearly progress, and just 31 percent of students will go on to college, compared with 79 percent of their higher income peers.
In partnership with schools, districts, and community supporters, we are working to provide equal educational opportunities for all Metro Atlanta students, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. Our teachers and alumni are a source of talent and energy for the schools and city. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of these teachers and leaders, Teach For America – Metro Atlanta is positioned to significantly impact the life trajectories of students in our region’s high-need communities.


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Stories from Metro Atlanta

February 1, 2016
This weekend, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary Summit.
January 26, 2016
Check out this month's events and happenings within our region.
Teach For America
January 25, 2016
"TFA has impacted my life because I now have a newfound passion for K-12 education." -Johnny Ray James, II
January 19, 2016
"Teach For America has impacted my life significantly and truly taught me how to live a life of service." -Tamika Ball
Teach For America
January 19, 2016
Executive Director DeLano Ford remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Executive Director
Growing up in North Carolina, where his school principal was also the church deacon, DeLano’s childhood was shaped by a tightknit community who cared deeply about their children. Yet, struggling as a freshman at Morehouse College, DeLano became aware that, despite having loving people in his life,

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